Rating Agency Developments - March 19, 2013

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On March 12, S&P updated its methodology for second-lien RMBS surveillance and cash flow analysis for pre-2009 originations. S&P Report.

On March 11, Moody’s released its approach to rating RMBS using the MILAN framework. Moody’s Report.

On March 11, Fitch updated its criteria for state housing finance agencies’ general obligations. Fitch Report.

On March 11, Moody’s released its methodology for incorporating sovereign risk to multi-pool financial lease-backed transactions in Italy. Moody’s Report.

On March 11, Moody’s released its methodology for incorporating sovereign risk to its approach to rating CDOs of SMEs in Europe. Moody’s Report.

On March 11, Moody’s released its methodology for incorporating sovereign risk to EMEA auto loan methodology. Moody’s Report.

On March 8, Moody’s released its approach to rating transactions backed by intermodal shipping container leases. Moody’s Report.

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Topics:  Collateralized Debt Obligations, Fitch, Moody's, Rating Agencies, RMBS, S&P, Sovereign Risk

Published In: Finance & Banking Updates, International Trade Updates, Securities Updates

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